The cheapest times to fly from ZRH to LYS are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • February 19th to April 1st (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 16th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 23rd and May 7th)
  • June 11th to June 24th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ZRH to LYS is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $441 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $134 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Lyon

Flying from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $142 to $233 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $134. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $226. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $92 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $159 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZRH to LYS flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ZRH to LYS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ZRH to LYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZRH to LYS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Zürich. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $153. Return trip prices are from the LYS to ZRH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ZRH to LYS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ZRH to LYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from LYS
  • Usually 7.55% less expensive than LYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZRH to GVA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZRH to LYS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 33 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Eastern, Croatia, Eurowings, Finnair, Flybe, Gol, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Montenegro Airlines, Pegasus, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SunExpress, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, United, Vueling, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Zurich Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 204 miles or 328 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ZRH to LYS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZRH to LYS flight is about 1 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Zurich and Lyon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from ZRH to LYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZRH
Origination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6

Return Airport

Destination code LYS
Destination airport name Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
City Lyon
Country France
Latitude 45.7
Longitude 5.1


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